You can download your e-mail on request and
choose the size and number of e-mail messages to download by
configuring your Pocket PC to use IMAP4 support. This allows you to
maximize your efficiency when accessing e-mail through slow
connections by choosing not to download large messages.
|What You Need
- An account on an e-mail server that
- Information about your e-mail server
including the user name and password for your IMAP4 mailbox, the
name or IP address of the IMAP4 server, and the name or IP
address of your SMTP server.
- A connection to your ISP or corporate
Whether your e-mail is stored on a server
provided by an ISP (Internet Service Provider), or a corporate server
using Exchange Server version 5.5, the server must include IMAP4
support. If you aren't sure whether your server includes IMAP4
support, contact your e-mail provider. IMAP4 support for the Pocket
PCs does not work in lieu of SMTP and POP3.
IMAP4 supports all languages.
Configure the Inbox for IMAP4 Support
- Launch the Inbox on your Pocket PC.
- Tap Services and select New Service from
- Select IMAP4 Mail in the Service type
dropdown and choose a name for the IMAP4 service.
- Tap Next to continue.
Figure 1: Select IMAP4 Mail.
- Now select type of connection you use to
access your e-mail server, dial-up or network.
- Enter your username and password and tap
Next to continue.
Figure 2: Select your connection and enter your username and
- If you are connecting to an Exchange
server, enter the Windows NT Domain name. If you are not using an
Exchange server, leave the Windows NT Domain name blank.
- Enter the SMTP Host you use to send mail
and your return e-mail address then tap Next to continue.
Figure 3: Enter information for sending e-mail.
- Set the options for receiving your e-mail
and tap Next to continue to the final IMAP4 Service screen.
Figure 4: Set options for receiving e-mail.
- Set the options for downloading your
e-mail and tap Finish to complete the IMAP4 configuration.
Figure 5: Set options for downloading e-mail.
When you enter your user name and password,
you have the option of saving your password. While this can be
convenient, it is a security risk. If you choose to save your
password, anyone who has access to your Pocket PC will be able to
access your e-mail.
IMAP4 lets you control the size and number of
e-mail messages you download and gives you the option of downloading
your e-mail on request. Take advantage of this new functionality to
make accessing your e-mail easier and more efficient.